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Re: Don't know where to start

Unread postby Fifi » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:48 pm

I'm a 37 year old female who has just started looking into the sober life as well. I'm close to South Philly. If you ever need someone to talk to that understands what you are going through please message me. I've been thinking about going to a meeting soon...
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Re: Don't know where to start

Unread postby navysteve95 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:36 pm

Call Intergroup at 215-923-7900 tell them where you are and that you wish to speak to a woman
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Re: Don't know where to start

Unread postby knowledge1 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:44 pm

I am a 39 year old female. I know I need to stop. I do not drink everyday but when I do it is to much. Then sometimes it turns into explosive situations that could have been prevented. I am losing my husband and my children are not good with it. I finally admitted that I do have a problem and need to handle it.
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Re: Don't know where to start

Unread postby Guest » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:25 am

Fifi wrote:
> I'm in Philly too! Small world, huh? I've been considering going to an AA
> meeting just to give it a test drive. My first step was to come on here
> though. Feel free to send me a private message on here anytime. I'd love
> to be accountable to someone that is in the same boat, share tips, etc...
> Have a beautiful night! Xxoo :D

Re: Don't know where to start

Unread postby Guest » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:34 am

Scared and Alone wrote:
> Reading your words made me start crying. I feel so alone trying to quit
> drinking. Everyone I know abuses alcohol or drugs. I must say that I am
> the worst out of them all. At least my guilt makes me feel that way. I
> drink almost every day. I drink to forget, but I have forgotten what I am
> trying to forget. I have fallen into a drunken rabbit hole. I'm scared I
> will lose everyone if I stop, but lose them if I don't. This is my first
> day not drinking. I just wanted to thank you for writing.

I'm so glad you wrote---You are NOT alone. I just found this website/forum and think it is awesome. You took the first step by reaching out. I'm an emotional person also--Do not feel alone. One day at a strong

Re: Don't know where to start

Unread postby nathaniel27 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:04 am

I am a 27 year old male and this is my first time here and wanted to let everyone know that its been really good reading about other people going through the same things i am. stay strong everyone.

Re: Don't know where to start

Unread postby VESA » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:08 pm

I tried a lot of things to figure out what was triggering my drinking and figured out I drank too much coffee and to calm down and get sleep drank alcohol. I did this cycle of up and down for years. For me coffee and booze had to be cut off at the same time. So far less cravings, it was definitely not easy.
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Re: Don't know where to start

Unread postby Agavered » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:38 pm

Focus. Set a goal that you have to stop. There's a lot of options and meetings out there that can help.
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